Feng shui (pronounced as “Fung Suy”) is a branch of ancient Chinese Metaphysics. It is a pseudoscience which uses energy forces in nature to harmonize individuals with their surrounding environment; to be at the right spot of least resistance and enjoy nature’s energies to attain our goals! The term feng shui literally translates as "wind-water" in English.
What is Feng Shui...
Simple Feng Shui for Beginners
Here is a great compilation of articles from Gotheborg .com,The Spruce, Feng Shui Nexus and of course from my teacher Joey Yap which I have put together to create favorable results:
I. The External Environment
75% of Feng Shui is affected by the external environment and only 25% is affected by our internal surroundings in the home, so a good external environment is first and foremost! ***
The Four Celestial Animals as represented by the mountains and hills in the environment:
1) The Green Dragon : ( East) structure of mountains or hills that bring abundance and prosperity
2.)The Crimson Phoenix : ( South) whose mountains and hills represent opportunity
3) The White Tiger : ( West) structures of mountains or hills that brings protection
4) The Black Turtle : ( North) whose mountains and hills that provide support.
A fundamental concept of feng shui advises one to live with the back towards a mountain. So if your home is backed by something solid and firm, such as a mountain or hill or an auspicious building that simulate a hill, you will have support all your life. Thus the first part of classical feng shui is to have the mountain behind.****
Classical Feng Shui also emphasize the importance of the surrounding mountains (black turtle mountains at the back, the green dragon to your left or( East) and the white Tiger ( right or West) . Mountains forming an "embrace" around your house is a more auspicious location
Moreover, there should be an open space in front of your home (or a "Bright Hall". In Asia, Internal bright hall is the area from your main door to the gate. This should be a minimum of 20 ft for the qi to flow freely.
Most houses in North America do not have a gate, so the Internal Bright Hall is the space immediately next to your Main door when you enter the home. Keep this area clutter free and open the blinds if you have a window here so that the area is made bright from natural sunlight.
The External bright hall is the space from your main door to the outside of your home. Again, keep this area clean, bright and clear of any obstacles (such as large, bushy plants or trees) so that your vision is not hampered and your horizon is visible. If there is also a view of water, it brings auspicious energy to your living area. Moreover, if the river is slow moving and meandering, the good energy has a chance to settle and accumulate before entering your home , thereby allowing you to partake of its essence. Needless to say, the cleaner, fresher and more sparkling the water, the greater the good fortune that it will bring. Thus, the second half of classical feng shui says have water in front of your home.****
In modern Feng Shui, the energy that water brings is now often simulated by the streets and freeways that surround our home. To access the positive energy, we have to find the position and direction of the "qi mouths" that can bring these energies to our home. A good Feng Shui consultant can help you with this!
II.Yin & Yang
• According to the Chinese, all things in the universe are either female yin or male yang, the dark yin or the bright yang.
• Yin & Yang together make up the wholeness of the universe, which includes heaven & earth. Yin and Yang breathe meaning into each other, for without one, the other cannot exist. When there is balance between the yin & yang, the wholeness of the universe is represented. There is good balance and prosperity, health, well-being, and happiness. ****
Feng shui practice always includes a yin-yang analysis of room space, land configurations, sunlight and shade, dampness and dryness, bright and pale colors and solids and fluids. Rooms that are too yin are not auspicious; there are insufficient life energies to bring prosperity. Rooms that are too yang are said to be damaging because there is too much energy, causing accidents and huge losses. Only rooms and homes with balanced yin and yang can be auspicious and will be made even more auspicious if there is a good balance of yin and yang in the outside environment.****
Homes that are too Yin.
Houses and buildings built too near graveyards, hospitals, prisons, slaughter-houses and police stations are too yin because such places are associated with the yin energies of death. The same diagnosis is often pronounced on buildings that are located on land that previously housed these places making it advisable to research the history of your home.****
• Orient your main door so that is faces away from the yin structure or the building.
• Do not have windows that open toward these yin structures
• Make sure your main door is well kept and its hinges are well screwed and oiled so that it does not produce a squeaky or screeching sound when it is opened or closed.
•Make sure your porch is always well lit. If possible, keep the light on at all times.
•Bring in the yang sunlight by cutting back shady trees.
• Plant trees with luscious vegetation and grow flowers in the garden.
• if possible, put garden lights all round the house.
• Paint your fence a bright, happy color. ( although color is the least in the transfer of qi in the environment, its hues can reflect the rays of the sunlight to make the area brighter)
• Make sure you have a bright colored roof.
• Introduce yang objects such as boulders, pebbles and stones into the garden.****
~and lastly, do more family and friends' celebratory activities!
Rooms that are too Yin
Rooms that never see sunlight, are damp, decorated in only dark shades, narrow and cramped, always closed and silent, or which have been occupied for a long time by someone who has been chronically sick, have too much yin energy . They can cause sickness and befall bad energies to the residents. People who stays in rooms that have an excess of yin energy suffer more than their fair share of misfortunes and seem to be always experiencing ill luck.****
Creating Yang Energy
• Keep the windows open to allow wind or qi to flow if the external environment is good,
• Bring in the light. White walls are very yang because they are bright. You can also repaint the walls with bright colors!
• Throw away draping curtains and bring the sunlight into the room.
• Use happy colors for your curtains.
• Bright colors for duvets, bed sheets and other soft furnishings.
• If trees are blocking the light from outside, cut them back.
• Install plenty of lights and keep at least one turned on continuously.
• Keep the radio or television turned on. Sound, life and laughter bring in yang energy.
• Have vases of freshly cut flowers, or a balance of fresh plants and brightly colored artificial flowers.
• Introduce movement with mobiles and wall clocks. They can symbolize life energy.****
~ Again, nothing beats family and friends' celebratory activities in creating yang energy!
Homes that are too Yang
Buildings that are constantly exposed to bright sunlight or heat of any kind are said to have an excess of yang energy, to the extent that it can bring accidents, disasters and other misfortunes. If you are living too near an electrical transmitter, (or a pylon) or you are within view of large factory or refinery chimneys that belch noxious smoke throughout the day, there is too much yang energy.****
It is often advisable to move away from such a place, but if you have no choice, then it is vital that you mitigate the excess yang energy by introducing yin structures or surround yourself with elements that are yin. Water is one of the best cures for too much yang energy. Creating a small pond of water in the garden ( depending on the orientation or facing of your home; ponds are usually advised to be place to the left of your main door) can effectively counter too much yang energy.****
Creating Yin Energy:
• Introduce water features such as a small pond, a water fountain or a swimming pool outside, or an aquarium inside with the water just meandering or flowing smoothly( again depending on the facing of your house) Good water plants that can be kept inside the home would be a lotus or bamboo plant ( also great placement at the romance sector)which can all thrive in water.
• Maintain a good lawn in your garden. Jade plants are good water plants that can be planted outside the house. It has succulent leaves that suggest wealth.
• Avoid too much noise in the house, and never have a red light turned on.
• Although pictures and colors are the least that can bring results in Feng Sui, you may consider to hang paintings of lakes and rivers in your home and select muted, cool colors for your interior décoration.
Essentially, a room should have a balanced combination elements of yin and yang but never too much of one or the other. Remember that feng shui is a subtle blend of opposite energies that complement each other. What you should always strive for is the harmony of opposites.This is the fundamental guiding principle of yin and yang.****
III. Eight Mansions in Feng Shui
In Feng Shui, the Eight Mansions is often referred to as Eight Houses. It is a commonly used formula for determining if you and your home or offices are compatible. The formula used to determine whether you and your location are compatible uses two main components:****
Figure 1: Life Kua numbers and favorable /unfavorable sectors.
1) Your personal kua number calculated from your year of birth and sex.
2) Location of the doorway, or the direction you are facing (sitting and facing directions) . For example, if you were sitting at your desk, what direction you face helps determine if this is a good location for your desk.
KUA Number ( Please see figure 1 below. I still advise that you consult with a professional Feng Shui professional to get your best directions after obtaining your number, based on the sitting and facing directions of your home or office)
First, you need to calculate your KUA number (this is also sometimes referred to as a Life Gua number), or you can refer to a 100 Year Chinese Lunar Calendar. The calendar will provide the results for both men and women.
If you were born during the first two months of the year, consult a Chinese calendar converter for the appropriate year to use. (Those born during January and February may need to use the previous year to calculate their KUA number.)
Add the last two digits of the year together. In this case, 7 + 6 = 13.
If the results has two digits, add them together to get a single digit (1 + 3 = 4).
Subtract the results from ten (10 - 4 = 6). This is your KUA number.
If you were born during the first two months of the year, consult a Chinese calendar converter for the appropriate year to use.
Add the last two digits of the year together. In this case, 8 + 8 = 16.
If the results has two digits, add them together to get a single digit (1 + 6 = 7).
Add five to the results (5 + 7 = 12). If this number has two digits, add them together to create a single digit (1 + 2 = 3). This is your KUA number.
** Number 5 is not used in the Kua Formula, although for clarity it is listed below. Females should use 8 instead of 5 and males 2 . **
Eight Mansions in Feng Shui is good for determining everything from whether your new home or apartment is a good fit for you to deciding which direction to face your bed for the best night's sleep. Look at what direction the doorway faces, or in the case of a piece of furniture, such as a bed or desk, what direction it faces.
Fu Wei = FW (harmony, peace, and stability) - This direction is filled with peace and harmony. It is a good place for mediation, yoga, or resting.
Tien Yi = TY (heavenly doctor) - The energy from this direction promotes health and well-being. Consider locating your stove in this location, or if you have health problems, this might be a good location for your bed
Nien Yen = NY (longevity and relationships) - This direction promotes long, healthy relationships with family and friends. Consider this direction for family rooms, bedrooms, and reception areas.
Sheng Qi = SQ (breath of life) - This direction attracts prosperity, vitality, respectability, and reputation. It is commonly considered a good location for a front door, office, or desk.
Ho Hai =HH (obstacles and mishaps) - This is the least harmful of the unlucky directions. It leads to minor difficulties and frustrations. If you are under the influence of energies from this direction, you may tire easily and feel insecure. That said, if your partner has a KUA that is opposite from yours, this direction may be a good compromise for sleeping or sharing space.
Wu Kwei =WK (five ghosts) - Energy from this direction leads to fires, loss of income, theft, quarrels, and misunderstandings and should be avoided. (Note: Wu Gui is also commonly referred to as Wu Kwei.)
Chueh Ming =CM (disaster) - This is the worst possible direction for you. These energies lead to harm and danger. In a business environment, it can lead to poor finances and poor productivity. People under the influence of this energy may suffer from depression and suicidal feelings.
Lui Sha =LS (six killings) - This direction represents missed opportunities, deceit, legal problems, and illness. People under the influence of Liu Sha are apt to suffer from insomnia, the inability to concentrate, and lethargy tendencies.
Implementing Your Kua Number****
• Orientate your main door to face one of your auspicious directions.
• Work at desk facing one of your auspicious directions.
• Sleep with your head pointing at one of your good directions.
• Eat, negotiate, give lectures, in other word undertake most activities, facing one of your best directions.
• Try to avoid having to do any of the above facing any of your inauspicious directions.
East and West Group Directions****
Compass feng shui divides people into east and west groups. Your other auspicious directions depend on whether you an east or a west group person. This is based on your Kua number.
1) East group people have Kua numbers one, three, four, and nine. East group directions are east, north, south and south east.
2)West group people have Kua numbers two, five, six, seven and eight. West group directions are west, southwest, northwest, and northeast.
An example is if your Kua number is Four, you are an east group person, and your auspicious directions are east, southeast, north, and south. These are the directions that you should face for your main and most important activities, as shown in the illustration here.( see figure 1 above)**
Although all of us have our own personal KUA number and personal favorable and unfavorable directions, our over-all Feng Shui or Balance are affected by our House Feng Shui ( year it was built, orientation, facing & sitting directions and the location of the main door), the Combination of the 9 Stars in each sector ( including the flying stars) and the Elements ( productive, exhaustive and destructive cycles) in each sector of the home. It is best to first follow the Feng Shui of your house and then adjust your favorable and unfavorable directions possible (based on our KUA number) from there...
IV. Elements assigned to each sector of the home:
When activating the positive sectors of the home, it is more effective to first increase the activity at the sector and to use actual elements ( i.e. actual water for water and candle or lighted lantern for fire) to achieve results. All other decorations ( i.e pictures, paintings, statues. symbols etc...) are just for display or just to appease. Practitioners of Geomancy uses Crystals (raw amethyst, quartz or other natural crystals) to activate the Earth energy.
It is important to follow the flow and cycle of the elements in the sector and its interaction with the element of it's visiting star when activating the positive sectors of the home.
The Elements and their cycle
Big Metal = NorthWest ( Chien) Heavenly Luck and Mentors
Water = North ( Kan) Career and Life path
Earth = NorthEast ( (Ken) Education and Learning
Big Wood = East ( Chien) Family and Health
Small Wood = Southeast (Sun) Prosperity and Abundance
Fire = South ( Li) Fame and Recognition
Big Earth = Southwest (Kun) Love and Marriage
Small Metal = West (Tui) Creativity, Children and Descendants****
The 9 Stars and their original home sectors:
Star 1: (water) The Intelligence and Wisdom star which originally resides in the North
Star 2: ( earth) Star of Property, Assets, Capacity, Relationships and Indirect Wealth which originally resides in the Southwest. It will be an Illness star when it is visiting or flying to another sector.
Star 3: ( wood)Star of Strength, Courage & Conquer, Movement and Travel which originally resides in the East. It becomes a Quarrelsome and Star of Conflict when visiting other sectors of the home.
Star 4: ( wood) Star of Romance, Learning and Academic studies which originally resides in the SE.
Star 5: (earth)Star of Confidence, Stability and Unity which controls the Center of the Home. It becomes the Five Yellow star or "Wu Wang", the most menacing in terms of causing afflictions when it flies to the different sector of the home. Leadership and Direction. It resides originally in the NW.
Star 6: (metal) the Celestial Star, star of Guidance, Mentors, Leadership and Direction. It resides originally at the NW.
Star 7: (metal)Star of Communication and Happiness which originally resides at the West. it becomes a star of Robbery or Loss of Property when it travels to a different sector
Star 8: (earth) Star of Wealth and Prosperity and Direct Income which resides originally at the NE
and the Star 9 (fire) which is the Multiplicative star of Vision, Innovation, overall Happiness and Spiritual Stability which originally resides at the South.
V. "Sha Qi", Poison Arrows and Inauspicious Structures in both the External and Internal Environments
Every school of Feng Shui repeatedly warns against being hit by a sha qi or poison arrow that brings about a strong inauspicious energy. These usually come in the form of straight lines, sharp angles, or anything that is shaped this way. When pointed in a threatening manner at your home, especially at your front door, the result is extreme bad luck, loss and ill health. ****
When practicing Feng Shui, it is advisable to first activate the good sectors to harness the good qi flow into your home but it is also pertinent to mitigate ( if possible) the bad effects that a sha qi can bring since a single deadly poison arrow can spoil everything...
• sharp edges of a building
• a dead tree or tree trunk
• any kind of tower - pointed shaped.
• Any hostile , threatening or imposing structure whose energies overwhelm the energies of your home. They can also be straight hill ridges, the angle of a roof line, the edge of a building, or a straight road or river.
• Anything that is sharp, pointed, angular, signboards, pointers, windmills,tall building or hostile has the potential to harm you if it is directed toward your door. It is most harmful only when facing the main front door of your house.****
The T- Junction - Remedy :
• re-orientate or move your main door so that the bad energy is deflected.
• Plant a row of trees with good foliage so that the on-coming road is 'blocked off'.
• Build a wall that effectively closes off the view of the offending road****
Objects that can deflect Poison Arrow *(.e T-junctions, pylons, any pointed object directed to your home especially to the main door)
• Plants with good Foliage
These are excellent for shielding and dissolving sha qi, especially when placed against corners. As they also symbolize growth they are perfect feng shui when placed in the east corners of rooms.
These are extremely popular with the Chinese as they are good at blocking energy that is moving too fast. By slowing down the pernicious breath, screens transform harmful energy into auspicious energy.
• Drapes and Blinds
These are very effective when used to block out bad views if threatening structures that create sha qi. Use heavy drapes, blinds or chintz curtains. They are effective in any corner of the home, you may also select colors according to the elements of the sector.
When placed at the right way, mirrors are powerful Feng Shui tools because their deflective quality has the effect of sending sha qi back to where it came from. Mirrors also widen narrow, cramped corners and extend walls to make up for missing corners. However, they should be used carefully since they can also reflect and multiply the sha qi feature when placed the wrong way. ***They must not reflect the main door, nor should they reflect toilets. Mirrors are auspicious in dining rooms. Although Classical Feng Shui does not have pertinent rules as far as placing mirrors in the bedroom, some Feng Shui practitioners advises that mirrors should not reflect the bed of the master bedroom since a mirror directly facing the bed depletes your personal energy when you need it the most: at night time when your body does its repair work ~ Spruce.com
The Main Door
The main door should never open into a cramped hall. Install a bright light if the space is too narrow.
The main door should never open directly into a staircase Place a screen in between or curve the bottom of the stairs.
There should be no toilet too near the main door. This causes the qi that enters the home to dissipate and "flushed down the drain"
Well lit and clean houses attract auspicious energies. Small, dark and cramp and dirty sectors invite negative energies, so we should clean and air the home and rooms occasionally. Do not have too many doors opening from a long corridor; this will cause quarrels . The ratio of windows to door should not exceed 3 :1. Doors should not directly face a window or another door since qi will come in and go out. Three doors in a row is inauspicious in a home since the qi will moving too fast.
However, having multiple doors, each door that opens to a great external environment at the positive sectors of the home can be beneficial.
Generally, a house should have a regular shape without missing sectors (less than 1/3 of a sector is considered missing.)*** Rooms should be regular in shape, with kitchens located at the back half of the home. Dining areas should be higher than living rooms if there are split levels.
Staircases should ideally be curved and winding. Spiral staircases resemble a corkscrew and are harmless when placed in a corner, but may be inauspicious when located in the middle of the home.
Toilets and bathrooms should not be located in the north corner of the home, as this flushes away career and promotion opportunities for the breadwinner.****
In a room that you use as an office or where you have your study or work table, do not sit directly facing open book shelves. The desk should face the door and your back should be towards a wall for support.
VI. The Wealth Sector
"When you practice Feng Shui, do not worry if you cannot act upon every suggestion. More is not necessarily always better. Balance is vital. Sometimes, just energizing one method or activating one auspicious direction may be sufficient. An excellent indicator that your Feng Shui is working when you find yourself suddenly becoming very busy. Good Feng Shui brings opportunity, but for this to crystallize into wealth, you will have to work at making full use of the luck that has come your way." *
There are five ways to determine your wealth sector in the home.
1) In the classical school of feng shui, the bagua map of wealth is defined according to the compass direction of your home's main door.* For the (Western) feng shui school, the main door's compass direction is not relevant.*
In the classical feng shui school, the wealth or money area is at the Southeast sector of your home or office space. In the Western feng shui school, the money area is the upper left corner of your floor plan.*
Missing Wealth Area Based on the Bagua
It’s totally possible that your wealth area is missing( generally if less than 1/3 of the sector is present then it is considered missing) For instance, if your floor plan is oddly shaped, or if it is concave or missing a section in the Southeast, then you do have a missing or weak wealth area. If the Southeast area is missing, cures are harder to apply. It is beneficial then to consult with an expert to remedy your home’s Feng Shui.**
If the Southeast sector is present but weak (missing a small surface area) boosting the sector's wood energy with the use of an actual water element ( a bucket of water slowly activated by a pump, minimum of 10 to 20 liters for a double story house and minimum of 8 to 10 liters per 1,000 sq.ft. area and placed at the sector for 2 weeks at the proper timing ***) will boost the energy in the Southeast. Again, the energy and element of the visiting star in the sector for the year should be considered
2) One can also determine his or her wealth sector base on the KUA number as described above. The Prosperity area and the Health area are considered your wealth sectors.**
Prosperity (Shen Chi): Translated as “growth Chi”, this direction can be used for advancing career and starting your business. It gives you the energy and motivation to achieve your goals. If money is what you’re going after, this area will boost your will-power and mental strength.**
Health (Tien Yi): Translated as “heavenly doctor”, this direction is related to your health and is said to be indirectly related to wealth. This area gives you the physical strength and wellness needed to achieve your goals.**
One area that is often overlooked is the Stability area (Fu Wei). Some experts claim that this area is a wealth area in the hiding. In other words, it has the potential to be a wealth area. Making sure that this area is not affected by negative Feng Shui can also help you gain stability and potential gains in money matters.**
3) Wealth Area based on the House’s Facing Directions
This wealth area is usually referred to as the “hidden” wealth area.
To find this “hidden” wealth area, you’ll need the direction that the house is facing and your floor plan drawn according to the 9 palaces. If you know which direction your house is facing, simply use the chart below ( Figure 3) to locate the “hidden” wealth sector of your home**
Hidden Wealth Sector: Picture by Feng Shui Nexus
4) Wealth Sector Based on Annual Flying Stars
One classical school known as "Xuan Kong" or Flying Stars school determines the wealth area according to where the wealth stars (star 8 and 9) are visiting for the year.
5) “Visible” Wealth Corners Based on Your Main Door**
The front door is the mouth that intakes and receives the outside energy into your house. It’s the entrance for auspicious Qi that will benefit the house’s occupants. Part of that auspicious Qi are the energies that bring you wealth and prosperity.
Visible Wealth sector: Picture By Feng Shui Nexus
It is the first area(s) of your home that you see when you first enter through your main door. It is where the qi first flow to and accumulates. Some experts suggest that several other factors can also change the position of these areas. These include whether the front door opens inward or outward as well as the furniture placements within the home (like a heavy furniture or a room divider placed right in front of the front door). It’s always better to consult with a Feng Shui expert when you’re trying to identify your wealth areas.
Sleeping, Dining and Cooking for Wealth
Once you know your wealth direction, you can begin to activate it to enhance your income, by arranging your bed and sitting orientations within the home. It is by activating and using these personalized directions that Feng Shui becomes most potent.
First make sure your bed is located in an auspicious way according to form school Feng Shui and then check that you are not sleeping under an overhead exposed beam. You can then activate your wealth direction with your sleeping orientation.
The head must be pointed to the wealth direction. If you and your spouse have different wealth directions, either sleep in 2 separate beds or let the direction of the breadwinner prevail. Note that the bed is best placed in a position where you can see the door to your room and that the foot of the bed does NOT face or directly point to the door.
Your Dining Table
Select the chair that allows you to sit facing your wealth direction. It is a good idea to place a full length mirror in the dining room to reflect the food on the table. This doubles the meal and is regarded as excellent wealth Feng Shui. Make sure the mirror is higher than the tallest person in the home.
The Oven Mouth
How and where your food is cooked also has a bearing on the quality of your heath and luck. The oven should be placed with a solid wall backing to support it and at the back part of the house. It is also for this reason that like the staircase and toilet, the kitchen oven should not be placed at the Center of a home since the Center of the home represent the Heart. The oven handles( representing fire) should not directly face the sink (a water feature) since this follows a destructive cycle. The sink can be next to the oven but need to have a wood feature ( such as a small plant) in between.
VII. Energizing the Different Elements of the 9 Sectors of the Home
Using the Basic method ,we first have to determine the auspicious sectors for the year and activate these sectors by increasing activities at the sector and with the use of actual elements following their cycle ( see figure 2)
More advanced methods ( purple white scripts, castle gate, Dragon orchestrating method and the 7 star Robbery ) can be studied further with the help of a professional Feng Shui consultant.
Each of the five elements is activated when objects belonging to that particular element group are present. An example is to energize the wood element of the southeast wealth corner, the sector known as " small wood", the best method is to use as many plants as possible, especially small ones. Almost any kind of plant will do, as long as they look healthy and vigorous. For this reason you can even use artificial plants if you like, However some plants are more auspicious than others, whilst some are not recommended at all.
Using Objects of the Water Element
Applying the theory of the productive cycle of the elements indicates that water produces wood, so water features will also activate the southeast to attract wealth luck.
Feng Shui For Business and Commerce
Activate Metal ( northeast and west) if you are in the jewelry or boutique business. Placing metal and earth elements in the west is also auspicious.
Activate Wood ( the east or southeast) if you run a grocery business or are engaged in selling things made of paper or wood. Place more wood ( i.e luscious green plants) and or water elements in the east corner of your home.
Activate Water ( north) if you are in any business that deals with money. Bank and insurance branches, bars and even restaurants qualify as water enterprises. Place a water feature in the north and decorate your store with a water motif.
Activate Fire (the south) if you are in the catering or restaurant business ( cooking connotes fire) or if you are selling light or energy fixtures. Keep a lighted candle or a lit lantern intermittently for 2 weeks, or install a bright light which is kept on continuously, on the south and at the entrance. A jade plant ( wood element) or small aquarium at the entrance is also auspicious for the business.
Activate Earth ( southwest, northeast and center ) if you are in real estate or if you are an architect or developer. Let the qi flow to the center if you have a door or window at the NE or SW. ( although this is not favorable for 2019 due to the presence of stars 5 and 2 on the said sectors).
VIII.The Romance Sector
The Direction of South West.
The trigram that represents love and relationships is the yin trigram Kun and according to the Later Heaven arrangement of trigrams, this is placed in the southwest. This is the corner of any home or room that represents romance, love and marriage
If this corner has good Feng Shui, the marriage and love aspirations of the members of the household will be positively energized.
If this corner has bad Feng Shui, bad marriage luck may befall the household, leading to divorce, loneliness, unhappiness and an almost total absence of marriage opportunities for the sons and daughters of the family. Thus romance Feng Shui should always start with an examination of this sector of the room or home. ****
The Earth Element
The element of the Southwest corner is earth. Generally, adding like earth elements at the SW is auspicious,
• Earth is produced by fire , so fire is said to be good for it. (add)
• Earth itself produces metal, so metal will exhaust it.
• Earth is destroyed by wood, so wood will be harmful to it.
• Earth destroys water, so it said to overcome water.( add if SW is not your bedroom)
The best sector to activate for romance is THE SECTOR where the ROMANCE STAR 4 is visiting.
IX. Proper Timing for Activation:
Lastly, it is important to follow the proper timing of activation and mitigation to be more effective. The most popular system used for short term is Xuan Kong Feng Shui (XKFS) system. For long term, the Three Harmony sets of dates based on the Facing and Sitting directions of your house is followed to produce the desired outcome. ***
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A lot of information to digest!
Remember there is absolutely no big Feng Shui cure for all our needs! Implementing one or a few of these suggestions that is in line with your intentions or goal in life will be enough!
And always remember to always seek the counsel of a professional Feng Shui consultant for more information!
* The Spruce
** Feng Shui Nexus
*** Joey Yap Feng Shui Academy
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